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March 9, 2018
ApacheCon and The Open Geospatial Consortium Team Up to Advance the Implementation of Geospatial Data and Processing Across Apache Projects

Wakefield, MA - ApacheCon, the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the Geospatial Track, organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), who will be supporting ApacheCon as a Community Partner. The track will be held at ApacheCon North America, 24-27 September 2018 in Montreal; the Call for Presentations is open through 30 March 2018.

ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from ubiquitous Apache projects and upcoming innovations in the Apache Incubator, as well as Open Source development and leading community-driven projects "The Apache Way". Building upon the success of the 2016 Geospatial Track, ApacheCon North America 2018 will once again provide participants the opportunity to learn about leveraging Apache projects for the development, implementation, and processing of geospatial information.

"ApacheCon is unique in that its content is directly created by Apache project user and developer communities," said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Conferences at the ASF. "We are pleased to see the geospatial community's commitment to Apache software and look forward to extending our collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium in future events."

Apache projects used in geospatial computation include Accumulo, Flink, Hadoop, Ignite, Jena, Kafka, Lucene/Solr, MapReduce, Marmotta, Mesos, SDAP (Science Data Analytics Platform), SIS (Spatial Information System), Spark, and more.

"Two years ago, the first dedicated Geospatial Track held at ApacheCon led to two workshops that helped shape OGC's Big Geospatial Data white paper," said George Percivall, CTO and Chief Engineer at OGC. "Collaborating with the Apache community gives us the opportunity to connect with the people behind some of the most widely used projects in Open Source. We welcome proposals for presentations, and invite organizations to sponsor the Track."

Key details on ApacheCon:

  • Geospatial Track - contact George Percivall at gpercivall@opengeospatial.org
  • Call for Participation - visit http://apachecon.com/acna18/schedule.html --submittors must include “Geospatial Track” in their abstract. CFP closes 30 March 2018.
  • Sponsorship - contact Kevin A. McGrail at kmcgrail@apache.org
  • Registration - http://apachecon.com/ Sign up by 21 July for early registration incentives.

About the Open Geospatial Consortium
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC Website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/ .

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 2000 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .

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